Foundation Crack Repair & Waterproofing System

Edmonton, Sherwood Park, St. Albert: 780-430-0959

Waterproofing

Waterproofing the basement is essential to avoid dampness and this can be done using different methods. Read on to find out more about waterproofing benefits and procedure.

There are many benefits of basement waterproofing. Leakage of water in the basement generally happens due to rain and snowfall. This leads to wet basements and it becomes necessary to waterproof in order to avoid dampness and related problems. Water in the basement generally seeps through the joints where the floor and the wall meet. Water seepage also takes place through the floor. When the water collects on the surface of the floor, a hydrostatic pressure is built up. This in turn builds up pockets that encourage water logging. The water is then forced to flow towards places where the wall and the floor meet. Professionals with the help of new methods and techniques can fix damp and wet basements with ease. In order to prevent the floors from getting wet and flooding especially during rain and snowfall, basement waterproofing is extremely necessary.

Basement waterproofing is all about blocking the source of water in the basement. This can be achieved using PU resin injection that seals cracks, making it airtight. This helps in sorting out major problems of seepage and condensation. Waterproofing the basement also absorbs water to keep the floor dry and prevents the floor from being damaged.

Basement waterproofing is necessary in homes where the lawn slopes towards the home and the drainage is in the direction of the basement. In such places water enters through cracks or other openings in the wall causing wet spots. In order to prevent this, the slope must be extended to ten feet ahead and the lawn must have really good seeded grass. A shallow must be dug to navigate the water in a different route that is appropriately designed so that the water does not reach the wall and enter the basement.

Basement waterproofing has also proved to be beneficial in case of defective or nonexistent gutters that are clogged leading to the formation of puddles or wet soil near the basement walls. In this case, water enters through the crack damaging the whole surface. It is highly recommended to install downspouts in order to keep them free from the debris formation. Sometimes leaves and twigs collect near the gutter, thus blocking the downspouts and therefore it is necessary to clean the downspouts on a regular basis.

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